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US Delays Huawei Ban for 90 Days

The US Department of Commerce is temporarily delaying the consequences of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order enabling the government to forbid US firms from using Huawei telecommunications equipment.

The Commerce Department issued a 90-day license “that grants operators time to make other arrangements and (gives) the Department space to determine the appropriate long term measures for Americans and foreign telecommunications providers that currently rely on Huawei equipment for critical services,” Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross explained.

The US government has boycotted Huawei over security concerns and has been pushing its allies to do the same in order to prevent Huawei from providing the Chinese government with access to the data and systems of foreign governments. Both Huawei and the Chinese government have consistently denied these allegations.

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